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Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program gathers media attention

July 19, 2018

VCU Rice Rivers Center's Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) is very excited to partner with the The Nature Conservancy in Virginia, Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Chesapeake Bay Office to construct more oyster reefs in the Piankatank River. Recycled shells, as part of the VOSRP, will be a veneer on top of these new sites to jump-start the restoration process once those shells are set with larval oysters!

We are thankful for the abudance of publicity we have received for this partnership.  Some recent stories include:

WRIC Richmond (video)
"A tide of change: Oyster reef restoration projects get funding from General Assembly


The Free Lance-Star (print)
"Rocking on in effort to add oyster reefs in the Piankatank River, and elsewhere"


Daily Press (print)
"World's largest oyster reef restoration continues on the Piankatank River" - (story)
Pictures - Oyster Reef Restoration - (photos)


Bay Journal (print)
"Virginia's Piankatank River gets 15 new acres of oyster reef"






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